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Archives: September 2013

Tue, Sep 17

As we’re preparing for our first Rosh Hashanah with our 8 month old son Solomon, I can’t help but to pause and wonder how my husband and I got here? My husband, Matt, is not Jewish, and from an early age I was encouraged to only date Jewish men. In fact, a Jewish partner was to come before all...

Tue, Sep 17

I love this time of year; Fall setting in, the ending of one year and the beginning of another. It never hurts to reflect on the past year and make a resolve to be the best person you can be moving forward. Although Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have record synagogue attendances, personally, we’...

Tue, Sep 17

December is a tricky month for many interfaith couples and their families. It evokes nostalgic childhood memories and family traditions that are deeply rooted; so you’re bound to have a little conflict. To respect both sides and to minimize conflict, it’s important to discuss the December...

Tue, Sep 17

Make sure you are helping your partner get what they need. This was a simple yet powerful concept my fiancé and I learned while participating in the free ‘Inside interfaith Relationships’ workshop through Reform Jewish Outreach Boston. Emily is a self-described “C and E” (Christmas and Easter)...

Mon, Sep 16

Four years ago, Josh and I met at the intern orientation for our training programs in the mental health field. I thought he was loud and a know-it-all (truth be told, he really does know a lot!) and he thought I had pretty eyes.However, we were both in relationships and focused on our graduate...

Mon, Sep 16

We are an interfaith couple raising a Jewish family. That's what we agreed upon in the couples class* we took 6 years ago. I wasn't exactly sure what that would look like, until we actually had a kid. Matt, my husband, often amazes me, not that I didn't think he would be a patient and doting...

Mon, Sep 16

For a little over a week, I’ve been asking people, on facebook and in person, what they enjoy about Rosh Hashanah. For many, it is the only time during the year where they can stop and actually take a moment to reflect on their life and think about what they want to accomplish or work on (either...

Mon, Sep 16

 

I originally took the Intro to Judaism class to learn more about my father's side of the family - the Jewish side. Though I was exposed to church and Sunday school when I was very young (Mom was a casual Christian) I also spend time with my Jewish grand parents listening to Yiddish,...

Mon, Sep 16

I'm a Jewish learning junkie. There, I said it. My husband and I have taken almost every course offered by URJ’s Reform Jewish Outreach Boston (RJOB). We started with Yours, Mine & Ours to communicate our differences and come to a conclusion about what is important for both us regarding our...